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Onity Electronic Proximity Lock the Only in Brazil with Anatel Certificate

May 26, 2015

SÃO PAULO

Onity, a global leader in electronic locks, has introduced its electronic door lock with proximity HT RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology. It is the only RFID lock currently certified by Anatel, through Resolution 506 - (Certificate of Conformity n° NCC 1014-15-9598), issued by the Associação NCC Certificações do Brasil. Onity is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

"Having this certification shows Onity's position as a leader in developing high-quality electronic door locks," said Mauricio Lopes, director, Onity Brazil. "This model provides enhanced security with RFID authentication, adding a new layer of encryption." 

Installation of the new Onity HT RFID lock is quick and easy. The locks can be programed for access using cards, bracelets, keychains or portable devices such as cell phones and tablets. The near field communication technology allows the exchange of information between devices without the need of a memory card, just physical contact of the devices. The electronic lock system enhances security monitoring with reports that show the date, time and access card used to open a door. 

"The installation is straightforward and can quickly secure restricted areas such as elevators, kitchens, swimming pools, schools and parking lots," Lopes said. 

To extend equipment life, Onity recommends at least annual maintenance and training of on-site staff. "In every place that we install Onity, we always provide training, so staff can use the system to its potential," Lopes said. 

In Brazil, there are more than 10,000 hotels, according to a recent report sponsored by the Hotel Operators Forum of Brazil, and many still use regular door locks. "Managers may be aware of the available technologies, but still haven't upgraded," Lopes said. "With this lock from Onity, they will improve security and reduce maintenance costs, and give more comfort and convenience to guests." 

The HT RFID lock requires four AA batteries that last two years before requiring replacement, which is indicated by an LED display; it records the last 500 openings, including time and user; and the system can easily be programmed to meet the needs of the establishment.

In 1993, Onity installed its first lock in Brazil and Onity Brazil now serves the hospitality and other segments with new products including electronic safes, energy management systems, minibars, access controls and other security products. For more information, visit www.onity.com.br.

About Onity

Onity supports the hospitality, commercial, education and military segments with a full spectrum of products that include electronic locks, electronic safes and energy-management solutions. Onity provides locking systems to customers in more than 115 countries around the globe. Onity is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.onity.com.